Premier Brad Wall would like to see a presumed consent system for organ and tissue donation in Saskatchewan.
“We know that we have to be better in Saskatchewan, we know this saves lives,” said Wall.
The Standing Committee on Human Services tabled a report on Monday, which listed 10 recommendations to increase Saskatchewan’s low donor rate.
Saskatchewan would be the first province to move to a presumed content system.
In the report, the committee discusses the fact that a presumed consent system has not been implemented in any Canadian jurisdiction. The committee went on to recommend the continued use of an enhanced opt-in system and the creation of an intent-to-donate registry.
Wall says the government is looking at its legal options to make sure changes to legislation would be preserved should the province move forward on the issue.
“We’re looking carefully at whether or not there’s some things we could do from a legal standpoint to protect any legislative move to have presumed consent be part of our reality in Saskatchewan,” said Wall.
The premier says he hopes to know all the legal options by the end of the year.